Celebrating 125 Years

Our Impact

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The University of Tasmania has recently been ranked in the top 10 research universities in Australia, and in the top 2% of universities worldwide. This achievement is validation of our passionate belief that research is integral to the future prosperity of our society and environment.


In 2012 and 2013, the University received more teaching awards than any other Australian university, cementing our position as the country's number one university for teaching excellence - with a curriculum focused on global knowledge, skills and perspective.


We're committed to investing in and developing the future of our community. Our campuses in Hobart, Launceston, the Cradle Coast and Sydney are evidence of our broad commitment to delivering teaching and research both within and outside of Tasmania.

Our facilities include:

  • Three world-class research institutes - the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies and Menzies Research Institute in Hobart and the Australian Maritime College in Launceston;
  • The Human Interface Technology Laboratory Australia (HITLab AU) in Launceston;
  • The Rural Clinical School, based at the North West Regional Hospital and the North West Private Hospital in Burnie;
  • The Grote Reber Museum and Mount Pleasant Radio Telescope Observatory in Cambridge, the Mount Canopus Observatory near Hobart, the Bisdee Tier Optical Astronomy Observatory in Bisdee Tier and the Ceduna Radio Observatory in South Australia;

Our recent and continuing developments in infrastructure amount to more than $350m*. These projects include the $45m Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS); the $140m Medical Science Precinct; the recently announced $75m Academy of Creative Industries and Performing Arts (ACIPA); and $120m investment in new student accommodation in Hobart, Launceston (Newnham and Inveresk) and Burnie.

* These projects are jointly funded through initiatives of the Australian Government.